Ideas for Xubuntu Oneiric Ocelot

Jarno Suni jarno.ilari.suni at
Tue Aug 23 21:25:01 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 9:40 AM, John Alfred Nathanael Chee
<cheecheeo at> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 18:15, Charlie Kravetz
> <cjk at> wrote:
> ...
>>> > pavucontrol - Audio controls for pulse audio. Installation of this
>>> > resolves about 90% of the user audio/sound issues.
>> I still think this should also be added to the default installation.
>> Any comments? Is this a gui application?
> I agree that it should be added to the default installation. The only
> downside that comes to mind is that it exposes a more complex (and
> definitely more powerful) interface to the user. And yes it's a gui
> application.

An alternative could be gnome-volume-control that comes in gnome-media
package that brings also gnome-sound-recorder and
gstreamer-properties. Its interface is somewhat simpler in setting
left-right balance and front-rear balance (in e.g. 4 speaker system);
it allows setting over 100% input and output volume, but does not have
"set as fallback" button (at least in Natty), if that is needed. Also
there is gnome-volume-control-applet on tray that shows also
microphone control on panel, when recording. I don't know, if the
volume applet can be disabled, since it is redundant when
indicator-sound is used, except for microphone control.

Over 100% setting is requested for indicator-sound, too:

I don't know, if pavucontrol is developed anymore; last version is
from Oct 2009 and it "Works perfectly." :

I had some unresponsiveness problem with pavucontrol:


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